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Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 28 February 1978
Time:10:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Operator:Talair
Registration: P2-RDE
C/n / msn: 84
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Garaina Airport (GAR) (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Lae-Nadzab Airport (LAE/AYNZ), Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Garaina Airport (GAR), Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed after it overshot the runway on landing.

Sources:
» Papua New Guinea Post-Courier 1 Mar 1978


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Distance from Lae-Nadzab Airport to Garaina Airport as the crow flies is 150 km (94 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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